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June 29, 2009

First 3-hit game for Gordon Beckham

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 29, 2009 10:11 pm
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Beckham is heating up! OBP at .333.

Alexei Ramirez OK after getting hit in the head

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 29, 2009 9:56 pm
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Mark Gonzales:

Ramirez was drilled in the helmet from a pitch from reliever Chris Perez in the top of the ninth inning. Ramirez was on the ground for several moments before leaving the game under his own power.

Ramirez said after the game that he was fine and expects to play Tuesday night.

BTW, Dye was grazed in the head, right after Alexei, but didn’t require treatment.

SF Giants scouting Jermaine Dye

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 29, 2009 9:13 pm
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Mark Gonzales:

With the non-waiver trading deadline one month away, teams are expected to increase their evaluations and discussions.

And even after White Sox general manager Ken Williams said last week he intends to remain a buyer, it won’t stop other teams, such as San Francisco, from scouting Sox players who can help them for their own playoff runs.

The Giants, who currently lead the National League wild-card race, sent one of their top scouts to Cleveland on Monday night to watch right fielder Jermaine Dye.

UPDATE: The SF Chronicle reports that the Giants scout could be looking at Cleveland’s Victor Martinez.

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BlackJack on hitting

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 29, 2009 6:17 pm
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From Jack’s latest mailbag:

Q: Take Josh Fields for an example. The reason people can get a 90 mph fastball past him is that when he cocks, his right elbow flies up. This is not a difficult fix but yet he continues to do it. The rest of our lineup sans Gordon Beckham (who will be a monster hitter someday) can’t seem to not swing at a pitch out of the zone with a 2-0 count. This is stuff I have taught ten year olds to stop swinging at bad pitches.

A: Bad thing is, the things you talked about are sooo ingrained in a guys actions by the time he’s in the Big Leagues. Guys either have a good eye and patience/ pitch selection or they don’t. …

Firefox 3.5 to be released on Tuesday, June 30

Filed under: Uncategorized — The Wizard @ June 29, 2009 5:58 pm

Lifehacker:

PC Magazine is reporting that Mozilla has officially confirmed the Tuesday release. Among other additions, Firefox 3.5 will include a Private Browsing Mode to hide browser activity, a JavaScript engine known as TraceMonkey, new location services, and HTML5 support.

UPDATE: Firefox 3.5 is out. Download away!

Carlos Quentin update

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 29, 2009 5:32 pm
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Mark Gonzales:

Carlos Quentin took early batting practice and wrapped up his session by hitting several deep drives to right field. Quentin headed to the right field line to run a series of 90-foot sprints at about three-quarters speed and is currently performing more agility drills under the supervision of conditioning director Allen Thomas.

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Jermaine Dye is your co-AL Player of the Week

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 29, 2009 5:14 pm
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MLB.com:

Right fielder Jermaine Dye of the Chicago White Sox and closer Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees have been named the American League Co-Players of the Week…

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Paul Konerko to the Giants?

Nick Cafardo:

Paul Konerko, 1B, White Sox – Suddenly surfacing on a few teams’ trade lists, the 33-year-old is having a nice year with 12 homers, 46 RBIs, and a .292 average in the next-to-last year of his contract, which calls for a $12 million payment. He’s also a 10-5 player who must OK a deal. The Giants would seem to be the ideal spot, but one problem: White Sox general manager Kenny Williams still feels his team can win the AL Central. That’s why he is holding on to Konerko, Jermaine Dye, Bobby Jenks, Octavio Dotel, and Scott Linebrink. Williams still has a month before the trade deadline to make decisions.

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Jordan Danks spotted playing catch without wrist cast

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 29, 2009 11:56 am
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according to FutureSox’s John Norris.

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